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Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

lehphyro Re:OSGi (155 comments)

OSGi is a mess, I'm glad we're not going to use a runtime solution for something best solved at build time such as modularity for Java.

about 6 months ago
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Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

lehphyro Re:Java (155 comments)

Eclipse doesn't freeze for years for me and its performance is pretty ok for JavaEE development. I guess people are stuck with this "eclipse is slow" opinion just like some people still think java is slow.

about 6 months ago
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NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

lehphyro Expect competitors for all big IT US companies (166 comments)

Before all this, people didn't even think about creating a real competitor for Google or Amazon. Now we can expect some real options for these services soon. This is good news for everyone, thank you USA!

about 10 months ago
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AMD Reveals Roadmap For ARM and X86 SoCs

lehphyro What about console architectures in PCs? (75 comments)

Does anyone know about any plans AMD might have to implement that unified memory model in next-gen consoles in desktop PCs?

about a year ago
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Can Older Software Developers Still Learn New Tricks?

lehphyro Re:One of two things. (365 comments)

All of you who jumped on the bandwagon and created Palm Pilot apps, how's that skill set working out now?

It was fun and useful for me when I wrote some apps for my own use. Now it's useful to compare palm apps with android and iOS apps and see how things changed or didn't.

about a year ago
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Electronic Arts Slashes Workforce

lehphyro Re:EA is burning (188 comments)

gog.com is still much better because you don't have to be connected to steam to validate your ownership of a game. You don't have to deal with buggy software and games that don't work correctly with it as bonus. Just double-click the executable and be happy.

about a year ago
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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

lehphyro Re:It's a little worse than summary... (535 comments)

Restriction on redistribution of parts of the SDK was already there, the critical section seems to be loading it onto mobile handsets.

about a year and a half ago
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Auto-threading Compiler Could Restore Moore's Law Gains

lehphyro Re:mutable state (404 comments)

It can be done without functional programming, see D's immutable keyword and thread-local instead of global variables by default. It seems the results of this research would fit very well in D rules.

about a year and a half ago
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1.9 Billion Digits: Brazil's Bid For Biometric Voting

lehphyro Re:Sounds like (140 comments)

I can tell you that Brazilians tend to not give much thought to the government having that information.

The general public in the world doesn't give much thought to anyone having that information.

more than 2 years ago
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The Dark Side of Digital Distribution

lehphyro Re:Beyond the DRM dilemma (270 comments)

But changing your name can make you lose some good reputation/respect you've built under the old name.

more than 2 years ago
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VLC 2.0 'Twoflower' Released For Windows & Mac

lehphyro Re:So what is VideoLAN anyway? (299 comments)

These things are not problems for the average user who needs to stream only an MP3 file.

more than 2 years ago
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How To Get Developers To Document Code

lehphyro Re:code documents itself (545 comments)

In self-documenting code you generally only need to explain why you did something some way if you do something unusual, a large part of the code is/should be very straightforwad.

more than 2 years ago
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Dutch Court Forces ISPs To Block the Pirate Bay

lehphyro It wont work (304 comments)

You can't block websites, they'll just pop up under different names and addresses easily discovered with a google search. You should define which websites are allowed like North Korea does with their own internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_North_Korea).

more than 2 years ago
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What Microsoft Should and Shouldn't Do For the Xbox 720

lehphyro Re:Optical? (502 comments)

What if you have to download only the first level to start playing? The next level is downloaded in background. Maybe people wouldn't even download the whole game because some developers have said that most people don't even get half-way through their games.

more than 2 years ago
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First Quad-Core Android Tablet Reviewed

lehphyro Re:Touch lag (218 comments)

Java is not the problem, Dalvik is. Hotspot is faster but it wasn't implemented at Google so...

more than 2 years ago
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First Quad-Core Android Tablet Reviewed

lehphyro Re:Touch lag (218 comments)

You really shouldn't be using C or C++ for user facing applications, unless you're doing Battlefield or something like that. You better be worrying about features than memory management and such.

more than 2 years ago

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"Pure Java" API for Executing Compute Tasks on GPU

lehphyro lehphyro writes  |  more than 3 years ago

lehphyro (1465921) writes "This week Gary Frost from AMD unveiled an alpha release of Aparapi (A PARallel API) , an API that allows programmers to write logic in Java to be executed on a GPU. GPUs are the massively parallel hardware acceleration chips originally installed in PCs to boost graphics rendering performance but that are now pushed to other kinds of compute-intensive tasks that have nothing to do with graphics."
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